Lead Safe Work Practices Certification
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule is widely considered a “game changer” for the residential remodeling industry. The rule went into effect April 22, 2010. Any company working in a home or child-occupied facility built prior to 1978 must pay to be registered with EPA as a renovation firm. In addition, at least one employee from that company must receive eight hours of training from an EPA-accredited provider, and then pass a test, in order to be a Certified Renovator (CR). A CR will assume responsibility for on-site job supervision, training of other employees, and overseeing work practices, cleaning, and cleaning verification of all work in pre-1978 properties.
The rules apply, with some exceptions, to interior work that disturbs 6 square feet or less of lead-painted surfaces, and 20 square feet or less for exterior surfaces. Consequences for not complying with the RRP can include penalties of up to $37,500 per violation, per day. In addition, EPA may suspend, revoke, or modify a company’s certification. A federally mandated program provided in partnership with Oregon Home Builders Association (HBA) and National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH).
The rule applies not only to contractors but to landlords, and all property maintenance personnel (i.e.: school maintenance personnel).This course meets the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) continuing education requirements of key employees. ORS 701.124, OAR 812-020-0065
Lead-Safe Work Practices Certification